Sarah Silverman says Hollywood has a ‘Jewface’ problem: Our representation 'constantly gets breached'

코미디언, 50, pointed to Kathryn Hahn as the most recent example after the Catholic-raised actress, 48, was tapped to portray the late Joan Rivers, who was Jewish, in an upcoming limited series.

There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish but people whose Jewishness is their whole being,” Silverman said in Thursday’s episode of her eponymous podcast, 첨가, “One could argue, 예를 들어, that a Gentile [a non-Jew] playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.'

그녀는 계속했다, “It’s defined as when a non-Jew portrays a Jew with the Jewishness front and center, often with makeup or changing of features, big fake nose, all the New York-y or Yiddish-y inflection. And in a time when the importance of representation is seen as so essential and so front and center, why does ours constantly get breached even today in the thick of it?”

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그만큼 “School of Rockactress pointed out common anti-Semitic tropes that so often get thrown around likeJews run Hollywood,” “Jews are rich” 과 “Jews are powerful,” which she said thenrenders people very righteously unsympathetic toward Jews.

I wish they would realize that that is by design,” 그녀가 말했다.

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Silverman expressed her belief that if there is a female Jewish character who iscourageous or deserves love, she is never played by a Jew.

She then listed other examples, pointing out that Felicity Jones played Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rachael Brosnahan plays fictional Jewish character Miriam Maisel, Margo Martindale portrayed Bella Abzug and Tracey Ullman was Betty Friedan.

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While Silverman noted that she thinks none of the actresses she named aredoing anything wrong,” she said that the theme isf–ked up.She added that she understands that identity politics is “성가신” 과 “acting is acting,” but then doubled down, 속담, “지금, representation f–king matters.

It has to also finally matter for Jews as well,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “Especially Jewish women.

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